Donald Sterling never will set foot in Staples Center again.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday a lifetime ban for the Los Angeles Clippers owner after racist remarks that Sterling recently made. Sterling also will be fined $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under NBA bylaws.
Several prominent figures took to Twitter to express their opinions on Sterling’s punishment. They were led by NBA legend Magic Johnson, who became the center of the story when his Instagram photo with Sterling’s girlfriend, V. Stiviano, drew the Clippers owner’s ire.
Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.—
Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014
Check out other reactions from around the league below.
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling—
Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
LeBron James (@KingJames) April 29, 2014
Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) April 29, 2014
Great job Adam Silver! #Salute—
Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) April 29, 2014
'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through—
Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 29, 2014
Proud of Commissioner Silver and what he did today! Respect him taking a strong stance on such an important issue #zerotolerance—
Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) April 29, 2014
Wizards staying at my hotel. Cheers just came from a room nearby after Silver made his announcement—
Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) April 29, 2014
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